Ammonite Fossils and Aged Brass Antique Color Crystal Leverback Earrings
This pair of earring was created with small ammonite fossil pieces (pieces from a larger ammonite shell cut and polished) with iridescent shine to them and aged looking brass findings.
Handmade by Marie Clough, one of the owners of Homegrown Creativity & Sonoran Charm
LENGTH: 2.75" including ear wire length.
|Ammonite fossils are 66-450 million years old, they were a shelled cephalopod. Most died out at the end of the Cretaceous Period when an asteroid collided with Earth. Ammonites come in all sizes, as tiny as a pinky nail and larger than a human. Ammonite fossils are formed when the remains or traces of the animal became buried in sediment which later solidified into rock. The name "ammonite" comes from their coil-shaped shells, which resemble the horns of the Egyptian god Ammon. These fossils, now rocks, all look incredibly different based on the contents of the sediment and minerals around them. Each one feels like a unique work of art on its own.